Floris van Wanroij obtained an MPhil in the History of Art and Culture cum laude at the University of Maastricht and Cornell University (New York). He specializes in old master paintings, early sculptures and works of art from the Haute Epoque period. For him, quality, rarity and beauty are vital criteria, and he is extremely attentive to restoration, preservation and research. A member of leading organizations such as the KVHOK (Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers in the Netherlands) which is affiliated with the CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art), the HNA (Historians of Netherlandish Art) and the VNK (Association of Dutch Art Historians), he participates in a number of national and international fairs, including Olympia in London, PAN in Amsterdam and TEFAF in Maastricht.
Founded : 2008
C.I.N.O.A. Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art, K.V.H.O.K. Koninklijke Vereeniging van Handelaren in Oude Kunst in Nederland, Patron of CODART (Curators of Dutch and Flemish Art), The low countries Sculpture Society, H.N.A. Historians of Netherlandisch Art, V.N.K. Vereniging voor Nederlandse Kunsthistorici
Cologne Fine Art, PanAm PAN Amsterdam, TEFAF TEFAF Maastricht
BRAFA 2020 - the Coup de Coeur of Thierry Boutemy
A small, early 17th century oil on copper still-life of roses on the booth of Floris van Wanroij Fine Art stole the heart of Brussels based floral artist Thierry Boutemy. In this video, he shares his thoughts on it.
This year, BRAFA called on Thierry Boutemy to adorn the alleyways of the fair. The Brussels based French florist's simple yet refined designs are inspired by his childhood walks in the countryside, explaining: ‘My work is about lightness, joy, and Romanticism, as the term was understood in the 19th century. I love projects that create a link with what I feel. My idea took root in the summer and grew: I would recapture the wild vegetation that grew in no man’s land. Nobody could get near the space so nature took over, flowers blooming around the watchtowers...’
The BRAFA Art Fair, created in 1956, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs, famous for the high quality fine art, antiques, modern and contemporary art and design it offers. BRAFA takes place from 26 January through 2 February 2020 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. www.brafa.art
Video produced by Matthieu Wolmark of Biapal for BRAFA